I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 11 a.m. to Noon weekdays Every Tuesday and Thursday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, James Rabe joins me to highlight the latest happenings in Rochester, along with regular appearances by the Rochester City Council President, Mayor, Olmsted County Sheriff, and the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools. You can also expect to hear from a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, retired local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Med City Movie Guy Chris Miksanek. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wear my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Two Arrested After Stewartville Burglary Interrupted
An alert neighbor allowed the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office to interrupt a burglary in process early Monday.
Monday Snowfall Tied Rochester Record
It took longer than expected to arrive but yesterday’s snowstorm ended up being a record event.
Future Declines Predicted For Rochester School Dist. Enrollment
An updated enrollment projection report prepared for the Rochester School Board suggests the need for a fourth public high school may not materialize for many years.
Rochester School Start Times Recommendations Ready
The Rochester School Board will be presented Tuesday evening with a school district taskforce’s final recommendations for revamping class schedules in an effort to better accommodate the sleep needs of older students.
Rochester Woman Injured in Crash Near St. Charles
A Rochester woman was injured Friday in a single-vehicle crash in Winona County.
State Patrol – Alcohol Involved in Head-On Crash Near Austin
Alcohol may have contributed to a head-on crash this afternoon near Austin that resulted in both drivers being transported to hospitals for treatment.
Toddler On Life Support at St Marys; Mother Charged With Assault
A Mankato woman was arrested Thursday in Rochester where her 16-month-old child is reported to be brain dead at St. Marys Hospital.
Flu Blamed For More Deaths & Hospitalizations in Minnesota
The flu season rages on in Minnesota and health officials have yet to report any indicators that suggest activity is slowing down.
Could This Mean Spring is Coming Early This Year?
In an annual rite of the approaching spring, a team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went out on the ice covering Lake Pepin this week and took measurements of the ice as part of the agency’s process of preparing from the upcoming shipping season.
MN Group Awards Benefits to Families of Fallen First Responders
A Minnesota organization established to offer financial support to the families of first responders who died in the line of duty has announced the payment of death benefits to the families of six Minnesotans.